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Tyra  Lynn Schwartz

Tyra  Lynn Schwartz, 83, Salisbury, Mo., passed away at 8:34 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, at her home in Salisbury.

Tyra was born Nov. 6, 1939, in Hannibal, Mo., to William Franklin Thompson and Mary R. Waelder Thompson. She was previously married to Charles R. Jones on Nov. 8, 1958, in Hannibal. He survives. She later married Francis W. Schwartz on Aug. 10, 1974, in Hannibal. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2021.

Tyra  Lynn Schwartz

Other survivors include her two children, Brenda Meyer (Dean), Salisbury; and Kenneth Fisher (Jola), Savannah, Mo.; her brother, Tim Thompson (Ellen), Edwardsville, Ill.; five grandchildren, Nathaniel Meyer (Elizabeth), Jeremy Meyer, Alex Meyer, Josh Fisher (Jennifer), and Jacob Fisher; 11 great-grandchildren, Charlotte Meyer, Evelyn Meyer, Rowan Meyer, Cormac Meyer, Kaylyn Meyer, Nakia Fisher, Farrah Fisher, Elyse Fisher, Ellis Fisher, Margot Fisher and Cal Fisher; numerous nieces and nephews; and her five fur babies, Parker, Zoey, Raphail, Sophia and Lucy.

Tyra was preceded in death by her parents; her second husband, Frances W. Schwartz; and granddaughter-in-law, Danielle Meyer.

Professionally, Tyra worked at the Mississippi State School and the Diagnostic Clinic, and was proud of her days as a carhop at A&W Root Beer, as a telephone operator at the Mark Twain Hotel, and as a laborer at the Shoe Factory and Standard Printing.

Tyra was an avid reader. She enjoyed fiction romance novels and watching the Hallmark Channel and women’s talk shows. She found joy in being outside working in her vegetable and beautiful flower gardens. 

In her free time, Tyra enjoyed sewing, embroidery, working crossword puzzles, and playing games on her tablet. Above all, Tyra loved and cherished her time spent with her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. Fr. Mike Quinn will officiate.

Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Hannibal.

Pallbearers will be Nate Meyer, Jeremy Meyer, Alex Meyer, John Meyer, Roth McElvain and Joe McElvain.

Friends and family are invited to Tyra ‘s visitation that will be from 10 to the time of service on Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Cemetery or the Restoration Fund for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury.

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